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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR046 Lake Chimaditis and Lake Zazaris
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Criteria: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Coordinates: 40o 37' N 21o 33' E (Map)
Altitude: 590-1100 m
Area: 5390 ha

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Site Description
Two eutrophic lakes at the foot of Mount Verno. They are surrounded by extensive reedbeds ( Phragmites ). Beyond the lakes is a mosaic of woodland, pastures and arable fields.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (40%, Arable land), Forest (20%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland), Grassland (13%, Mesophile grasslands), Wetland (24%, Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture (54%), fisheries/aquaculture (24%), forestry (7%)

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Protection status
National Partial International Partial
1,750 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Hintsko-Heimadi/Limnohoriou, 3,240 ha).
4064 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) LIMNES CHIMADITIDA-ZAZARI(GR1340005).


Birds
This is an important site for species that breed in reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding), Gallinago media (passage).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck breeding 1996 30 60 average A1, B2, C1, C6
Chlidonias hybridus Whiskered Tern breeding 1996 30 50 poor B2, C6
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel non-breeding 1996 Common good A1, C1
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel breeding 1996 5 15 average A1, C1
Phalacrocorax pygmeus Pygmy Cormorant winter 1996 - 27 good A1, C1
Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian Pelican non-breeding 1989 - 63 good A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
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Conservation issues
The main threat is increased eutrophication from agricultural run-off as water-levels fall. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (low), agricultural intensification/expansion (high), aquaculture/fisheries (low), construction/impact of dyke/dam/barrage (medium), drainage (medium), extraction industry (medium), forest grazing (high), groundwater abstraction (medium), infrastructure (medium), recreation/tourism (high), unsustainable exploitation (medium)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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